Renewed calls to stop dam construction in Shan

​11 Dec 2018 - Source: Myanmar Times -   Shan communities and local members of parliaments have renewed their opposition to two dams being built in Namtu and Nam Teng rivers in Shan State and are calling for the immediate halt of their construction. The residents, civil society groups and local...
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A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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Japan to provide more weather forecast training

 04 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical training in weather forecasting to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). JICA had donated 30 automatic weather forecast stations and three radars with built-in traini...
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Number of Articles related to specific water themes

 Based on the water themes - we have 423 articles in total. Water Governance - 15 (6.05%) Port Development - 39 (15.73%)  Industry & Economic Development - 54 (21.77%) Disaster & Flooding - 47 (18.95%)  River & Inland Waters - 31 (12.50%) Agriculture & Irriga...
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The artery of Yangon

​1 Dec 18 - Source: Frontier Myanmar -  Ambitious plans are being made for a pipeline in Yangon that plays a vital role in the communities through which it passes, and not only because it carries water. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER Photos MATIAS BERCOVICH GRASS GROWS under the long metal tube...
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First Singapore Business Mission to Myanmar organised by the Singapore Water Association (SWA)

​A business mission led by SWA to Myanmar from 27th Nov to 1st Dec was organised with the aim to promote understanding of the water supply and waste water treatment facilities in the country This is held in collaborations with relevant key Government authorities and Industry groups, to better unders...
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SEA Of The Hydropower Sector In Myanmar Resources

SEA – Final Report For Stakeholder Review The SEA Final Report recommends a balance between hydropower development and natural resource protection in each major river basin in Myanmar, contributing to the healthy functioning of these rivers for the next century and beyond. It also recommends im...
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Bago River Awareness Raising started gathering tons of audiences

​Public awareness and inclusiveness of local community are the characteristics of improvement signatures in building sustainable development. Besides, it is uneasy to make local people attractive to participate in one campaign. I reached out one of the public awareness campa...
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RainMyanmar: A tool for monitoring and evaluating rainfall patterns across Myanmar

​ Although rainfall stations continue to be an irreplaceable source of data, satellite-derived products provide valuable additional information on spatial patterns and remote sites where no stations are present. Thanks to Google Earth Engine, these data products are now publicly available and can im...
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Beer is 95% water - The role of water in the process of brewing beer

Did you know water is one of the main components of beer? A group of 25 students, participants of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge, learned this when visiting Heineken Myanmar.   The Heineken brewery is operating since 2013, producing 6 different types of beer. Located in the north of Ya...
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Updated version Wastewater Assessment tool - Water Risk Filter 5.0 spread among Myanmar Water Sector

​ On the 26 th of November, WWF Myanmar invited government organization, private companies for the introduction of the new updated version (5.0 Version) of Water Risk Filter, a free online tool for wastewater assessment. Felipe Coelho Costa, the technical leader from WWF Germany, explained the tool,...
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The way that German water experts can help the Myanmar Water Sector

​ Myanmar is a huge market for water and wastewater sector among Southeast Asian region. Additionally, Myanmar is facing the challenge of waste water treatment in industrial sector but also technical training for the future generation. "One of the key challenges that registered industries are facing...
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Experts, advocates take a stock on Yangon toilets

​26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Experts, health advocates and stakeholders gathered recently to observe World Toilet Day, earlier this month to take a stock on toilets in restaurants and food stalls in the country, especially in Yangon. Daw Phyu Phyu Tin, owner of the Monsoon Restaurant i...
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Towards building a city for all of the people

​26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  An inclusive city should consider the convenience and comfort of all its residents, rich and poor alike, young and old; the health and the weak, said Joyce Chou, a founding member of Mircrosoft's Inclusive Design Team. Chou was last week's main speaker in t...
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Chinese firm finalises new Yangon city proposal

26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The government body in charge of developing an ambitious new Yangon city project has reached the final stage in negotiations with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) in preparing pre-project documents (PPD). Launched by the regional government i...
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